To the editor:
Fusion Academy is a welcome addition to the strong education options available to students in our community, and the students of Andover would benefit from a personalized learning option — one that fosters a caring, teacher-mentor relationship in the classroom.
As a local speech-language pathologist, I have seen first-hand the need for the customized learning model in our community. I work with students who have various learning needs and would benefit from a program that could offer individualized support and personalized learning. From my perspective, we need more educators, locally, who understand the influence of social/emotional learning on overall academic development.
It is my hope that the School Committee will respond to the needs of our students and families, and reconsider bringing Fusion Academy to Andover.